Dynamic partisanship : how and why voter loyalties change /

"Why do people identify with political parties and how stable are those identifications are over time and with changes in issues and party leadership? In an electoral democracy, parties act as a necessary link between voters and government. Stable party systems, with a relatively limited number...

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Author / Creator:Kollman, Ken, 1966- author.
Imprint:Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2021]
©2021
Description:1 online resource (252 pages)
Language:English
Subject:Party affiliation.
Comparative government.
Party affiliation -- United States.
Party affiliation -- Great Britain.
Party affiliation -- Canada.
Party affiliation -- Australia.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General.
Comparative government.
Party affiliation.
Australia.
Canada.
Great Britain.
United States.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12631100
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Other authors / contributors:Jackson, John E. (John Edgar), 1942- author.
ISBN:022676253X
9780226762531
Notes:Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary:"Why do people identify with political parties and how stable are those identifications are over time and with changes in issues and party leadership? In an electoral democracy, parties act as a necessary link between voters and government. Stable party systems, with a relatively limited number of parties competing for control of government, and relatively stable voter identification with a party, are normally considered significant signals of a steady democracy. Ken Kollman and John E. Jackson study changing patterns of partisanship in four countries, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, over the last fifty years. In Dynamic Partisanship they observe changes in party identification since the 1960's in these four countries which they seek to explain. They find that changes in the parties' positions on important issues explains most of the change in party identification. An outstanding illustration of this effect is the example of white voters leaving the Democratic party as it came to embrace civil rights"--
Other form:Print version: Kollman, Ken Dynamic Partisanship Chicago : University of Chicago Press,c2021 9780226762227